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February 28, 2012

The CGIAR is developing a co-ordinated approach to its research and innovation activities to better address the "gender gap" that refers to inequalities that prevent poor rural women from realizing their full potential to improve farm productivity, management of natural resources and livelihoods...

February 28, 2012

WOCAN's five year Strategic Plan (2011-2015) has two main pillars: 1) Women's Leadership Development; 2) Policy Advocacy. Under the second pillar on Policy Advocacy, a core activity is that of establishing Women's Leadership Circles (WLCs) in several countries of Asia and Africa.

February 21, 2012

The $10,000 Award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, will be presented every October in Des Moines, Iowa, by the World Food Prize Foundation. This award will recognize exceptional, science-based achievement in international agriculture and food production by an individual under 40 who has...

February 15, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for participation in Rio+20 meetings. Please find enclosed an Application Form and selection criteria for the WMG grassroots women travel fund for Rio+20.

February 13, 2012

The meeting brought together partners engaged in commercial forest management to define key steps that are critical for successful deals for ILCF in Indonesia; Identify concrete actions for developing new partnerships; and to understand how to best leverage LCF to access financing mechanisms,...

February 13, 2012

Jeannette Gurung was invited to speak to the Ministry of Forests, Indonesia and donors regarding Gender and REDD+ in Jakarta on Feb.10. She shared there WOCAN's plans to develop an initiative in Indonesia with women's groups managing forest resources. Several senior women officials within the...

February 7, 2012

The Local-to-Local Dialogue was developed from the premise that women need to know what they want and what their priorities are before dialoguing with local government. It is a process that has been formalized into strategies that build grassroots women's capacity to collectively influence...

February 7, 2012

The final learning workshop of the Rural Women’s Leadership Project was held in Kathmandu, January 25-27th. Members of the implementing teams in Nepal (HIMAWANTI and ASTHA) and the Philippines (AFA and its members) attended a 3 day meeting to share lessons learned about the challenges and...

January 11, 2012

WOCAN needs your vote to win an observer seat at the Forest Investment Program. WOCAN has been placed on the shortlist of civil society observer candidates for the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Forest Investment Program Asia seat, which means we are being considered for a seat at the Forest...

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